Story Drift of Buildings with Various Shapes using Etabs Software
Jitendra Choubisa
Jitendra Choubisa, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur (Rajasthan), India.
Manuscript received on 15 March 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 March 2020 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2020 | PP: 17-21 | Volume-9 Issue-3S March 2020 | Retrieval Number: C10050393S20/20©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C1005.0393S20
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Abstract: A stable and durable structure is a need of today’s engineering world. From the tallest skyscrapers to the appealing houses, stability towards the external loads matters a lot. A large amount of manual work is needed to be done in order to perform the thorough analysis of structure, which in turn takes time. In order to save time, computer aided modelling comes handy. Etabs is such kind of software. With its easy to use user interface it can handle complex tasks. In this paper a comparison is done for the story drift, maximum bending moment & maximum base reaction for earthquake loading (static analysis) between 4 shapes of building (Box, H Shape, Hollow Shape and U shape) using Etabs software and it was found that structures with symmetry perform quite good at the time of earthquake loading. The graphs showed the story drifts in less amount for symmetric shapes H, Box and Hollow.
Keywords: Story Drift, Etabs, Analysis, Bending Moment, Software, Modelling, Structures, Design.
Scope of the Article: Service-Centric Software Engineering